How not to drop the ball when using a drop cap

Over to the left, that’s the drop cap or initial letter. Use it to create impact and create a graphic element. There are only a few rules to be mindful of:

  1. Set the next several words or at least six to eight letters in capitals. The initial letter becomes too strong an element otherwise.
  2. Align the text with the drop cap at top and bottom. Don’t let the text wrap around the letter.
  3. If the drop cap is a quotation, don’t forget it, the quote mark and the first letter become the drop cap.
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